Cedar Brook 2013 Teacher of the Year - Pamella Walker

Pamella Walker
Cedar Brook Elementary
Elementary (2nd & 3rd Grade, 1st Grade ESL & GT)

Education: University of St. Thomas, Graduate Courses, 2001, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Master’s in Elementary Education, 1976, University of Houston, Texas Teacher Certification, 1974, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 1971, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, undergraduate courses, 1967

Teaching History: Spring Branch ISD, 2nd & 3rd Grades, 1st Grade English as a Second Language and Gifted and Talented, 1995-Present, Alief ISD, Kindergarten through 4th Grade, 1991-1995 and 1974-1983, Aldine ISD, 1st Grade and 3rd Grade, 1972, Houston ISD, Substitute, 1972

In her own words: “The greatest gift I can give my students is a better reading ability and the love of learning. I love to be out and about and be approached by a grown-up who I taught as a first-, second-, or third-grader and share a memory or two – Hallmark can’t package and sell that!”

“I do whatever it takes to get my students as far from their starting line with me as possible. If it takes documenting for extra help, using more technology, organizing materials in a different way, taking more time to create more appealing learning materials, writing explanations to parents, sharing personal books and sources, or going to bat for a student’s needs, that’s what I try to accomplish.”

In the words of others: “Mrs. Walker’s students love her, and the parents in the Cedar Brook Elementary community know of her high expectations, thoroughness, and support for all.” Jeffrey Post, Cedar Brook Elementary Principal

“Her enthusiasm, love and passion for teaching and her students have hardly a rival on our staff… and we have an amazing group of teachers at Cedar Brook Elementary. She is conscientious, collaborative, organized and creative – and these words only begin to describe the teacher Pam Walker. Michele Gabriel, Cedar Brook Elementary Assistant Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Parent Teacher Association, Honorary Life Member
International Reading Association, Member
Team Leader & Student Teacher Leader, Multiple Years


Spring Branch ISD